Resources for secondary school teachers
The European Union (EU), as a regional organisation, is a key actor in contemporary global politics. It is comprised of individual nation-states, which ‘pool’ their sovereignty in a number of traditional state areas such as economic, trade and foreign policy. Therefore, the EU represents a possible alternative way of organising political associations beyond the state. However, this also means that regional integration poses a challenge to the power and influence of states.
The issue of regional integration as a challenge to state sovereignty is covered by Unit 3, Area of Study 1 of the Global Politics course. These resources are designed to assist teachers in teaching this aspect of the course using the contemporary EU as a case study.
Access to articles and speeches by notable commentators on EU affairs
Case studies, lesson topics and activities for secondary school teachers and students